1 000 € - 1 800 € Seats available
Category Price
Residents/Fellows 1 000 €
Physicians 1 800 €
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Starts Nov. 30, 2022 2:00 pm
Ends Dec. 2, 2022 5:00 pm
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Minimalist TF-TAVI Workshop

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Cardiology and vascular disease, Cardiology and vascular disease - Interventional Cardiology
Rouen, France
3-day course / 10 effective hours
50 attendees per session

Course details

20 years after the First-in-Man TAVI performed by our team in Rouen on April 2002, the procedure is incredibly expanding. Significant technological advances, simplified strategies and scientific evidences led to an explosion of TAVI with about 1 500 000 cases performed to date in the world. 

Since 2002, in Rouen, transfemoral TAVI has been performed in 100% of cases using a simplified approach under local anesthesia. Over the last 12 years, this strategy has reached its peak with the “minimalist approach” (local anesthesia, no TEE percutaneous closure devices and early patient discharge home) that our team has been pioneering. Despite strong initial reluctance, this technique is now adopted everywhere and can be performed in > 90% of all TAVI cases. To be carried out safely and with optimal results, many tips and tricks must be learned. This is the goal of our workshops based on lectures and video-transmission of live cases from several centers using the minimalist strategy with different types of TAVI valves.

What will you learn?

- observe live cases of Transfemoral TAVI using the “minimalist strategy

- prevention and management of complications

Educational methods

Live case observation, Simulation, Lectures

Target audience

Preferentially but not limited to interventional cardiologists already trained on TAVI, wishing to get additional information on the « minimalist TF approach », based on the observation of live cases


Live cases will be transmitted from our Department of Cardiology in Rouen, and from other institutions in France and around the world.

Several lectures will be covering the topics of patient selection and management, CT Scan screening, tips and tricks for the transfemoral minimalist approach, difficult cases, valve-in valve procedures, treatment of complications and overview of TAVI valve technologies. 

Price categories

1 000 €
1 800 €


Getting there

Options for reaching Rouen from Paris:

  • By train: you can reach Gare St Lazare by metro (not a direct line, €2) or by taxi (approx. €50) and then take a train to Rouen (approx. €25). There is a departure every hour or so, travel takes around 90min. They will then need a taxi from Rouen station to the hotel (approx. €15).
  • Taxi service: a taxi can pick you up at the airport and take you directly to your hotel. Cost is €180 (€360 for a round trip). Travel takes around 90min.
  • Renting a car from the airport  

Where to stay

Closest recommended hotels:

Brit Hotel Relais des 2 Rivières

33 Boulevard Gambetta, 76000 Rouen, France

Located on hospital campus

from 65€ /night

+33 2 35 07 96 96 

Hôtel Mercure Champ de Mars

12 Avenue Aristide Briand, 76000 Rouen, France

5 minutes walk from the University Hospital

from 102€ /night

+ 33 2 35 52 42 32

Hôtel Mercure Centre

Angle rue St Nicolas/Rue Croix de Fer, 76000 Rouen, France

15 min walk to the hospital

from 101€ /night

+33 2 35 52 69 52

Hotel Spa Bourgtheroulde

15 Pl. de la Pucelle, 76000 Rouen, France

Located down town

from 187€ /night

+33 2 35 14 50 50


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4.8 /5
Dec 2, 2016
Dr. Mohan M. If for selected candidates hands on training will be appreciated.please consider on next time .thanks it's wonderful learning curve .
Dec 2, 2016
Dr. Alix Junior T. Great training with an outstanding team. I truly appreciate the hospitality provided by Dr Cribier and his team. Dr Helene Eltchaninoff is an outstanding interventionist and teacher. I already recommend this program to some of my colleagues.
Dec 2, 2016
Dr. Nabil D. One of the best course I have ever attended over the last 20 years. Very applicable to clinical care



20 rue Marie Curie

76000 Rouen, France